Welcome to Secondary Mathematics


Secondary Mathematics provides support to secondary mathematics teachers by overseeing revisions and implementation of the Secondary Mathematics Core Standards, answering questions, and providing clarification for teachers and administrators regarding the Secondary Mathematics Core Standards.

Utah's Multi-Tiered System of Supports for Mathematics (UMTSS) Framework


Application for 2018-2019 Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Grant | Instructions for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) 

Utah Core Standards 

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) adopted the K-12 Utah Core Standards for Mathematics in January 2016.

Core Guides

Core guides provide a description of the Core Standards, including concepts and skills to master, critical background knowledge and academic vocabulary.

Mathematics Core Guides
Utah Education Network (UEN)

Educator Endorsements

Endorsement Applications

The current endorsement applications will be accepted through October 1, 2017 for first time applicants and those applying for a State Approved Endorsement Plan (SAEP). Individuals enrolled in a Utah approved math preparation program prior to that date will be held to the prior standards when applying for licensure.

Secondary Mathematics Endorsement Applications
Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Licensing

Elementary Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Endorsement and Syllabi
Utah State Board of Education (USBE) STEM


Content Courses for Secondary Mathematics Teaching (Course Descriptions):

Course List for Utah Institutions:

Utah Mathematics Endorsement Project (UMEP)
Utah State University

Applied and Advanced Finance (AAF)



Concurrent Enrollment
Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Early College

Secondary Supplemental Intervention Mathematics Course

State Mathematics Education Coordinating Committee (SMECC)

SMECC is a group of district mathematics coordinators, university professors, and charter school representatives in Utah who meet three to four times per year for statewide collaboration, professional development, and discussion of mathematics issues. Participation is limited to those in mathematics leadership positions in Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and the SMECC mailing list is the primary means of disseminating current information.

SMECC Meeting Schedule and Resources
Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Elementary Mathematics

For more information regarding the committee, please contact the Secondary Mathematics Coordinator Joleigh Honey.

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

PAEMST is the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teaching. Established by Congress in 1983, the PAEMST program authorizes the President to bestow up to 108 awards each year.

Recipients of the award receive the following: 

  • A certificate signed by the President of the United States. 
  • A paid trip for two to Washington, D.C., to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities. 
  • A $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

In addition to recognizing outstanding teaching in mathematics or science (including computer science), the program provides teachers with an opportunity to build lasting partnerships with colleagues across the nation. This growing network of award-winning teachers serves as a vital resource for improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and keeping America globally competitive.


PAEMST Application


Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Grants
Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Science

Previous Winners:

  • 2015: Vicky Lyon
  • 2013: Nathan Auck
  • 2011: Vivian Shell
  • 2009: Janet Sutorius
  • 2007: Travis Lemon
  • 2005: Leslie Butler
  • 2003: Scott Hendrickson
  • 2002: Ember Storrs
  • 2001: Mary Richmond
  • 2000: Diana Suddreth
  • 1999: Adella Croft
  • 1998: Sandra Tanner
  • 1997: Kristin Hadley
  • 1996: Christine Waddell
  • 1995: Janet Walter
  • 1994: David Barton
  • 1993: Robinette Bowden
  • 1992: Cindy Watson-Cunningham
  • 1991: Marilyn Keir
  • 1990: Carletta Elich
  • 1989: Pamela Giles'
  • 1988: David Pehrson
  • 1987: Steven Cottrell
  • 1986: Charles Miller
  • 1985: Doyle Rowley
  • 1984: Jolene Morris
  • 1983: Jacquelyn Stonebraker

Professional Learning


Courses are available to provide professional learning opportunities to teachers that help improve their teaching and pedagogy. The courses offer Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Credit, professional development credit, or the choice of one or the other. 

Professional Learning Series

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) is offering a number of courses in secondary mathematics content areas to provide 6-12 educators with opportunities to extend their professional learning. The Professional Learning Series will be offered in an online interface via Utah Education Network (UEN) and in person at various local districts throughout the school year.


Teachers' Math Circle
Math for America (MFA) 

Utah Mathematics Endorsement Project (UMEP)
Utah State University


Parent and Student

Advanced Technology Education Television (ATE TV)

CollegeBoard Advanced Placement (AP):

Department of Mathematics
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC)

Department of Mathematics
Southern Utah University

Department of Mathematics:
University of Utah

Department of Mathematics and Statistics:
Utah State University

Department of Mathematics
Utah Valley University



Online Scientific Calculator
EE Web

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT):


The Math Forum: Ask Dr. Math
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)


E-mail List

Subscribe to be on our Secondary Mathematics E-mail List! Receive e-mail notifications about information concerning Utah Mathematics events and professional development.

Secondary Mathematics Team

Joleigh Honey
Phone: (801) 538-7794 | E-mail

Christina Ausmus
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7988 | E-mail